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and bill clinton. all of our coverage and behind the scenes photographs are available on our website c- span.org. let's take you back to january 2009. [crowd chanting "obama"] >> thank you. thank you. my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. i thank president bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. 44 americans have now taken the presidential oath. the words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. yet, every so often, the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. at these moments, america has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents. so it has been, so it must be with this generation of americans. that we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. our nation is at war, again
in the way the modern president does. it happened to ronald reagan, it happened to bill clinton, george bush. and that is, obama fatigues. three years from now, people will be writing columns about obama fatigue, just as they did about clinton fatigue and bush fatigue and reagan fatigue. franklin roosevelt only gave 30 fireside chats in 12 years. he understood instinctively the dangers of overexposure. he also controlled the media to an extent that modern presidents could not hope to. host: looking back, fdr broke the unwritten code of serving more than two terms. wetoday's modern age, could have more than two terms for any president? you worked for ronald reagan. if his health was better, of third term? guest: i doubt it. he talked about it after he left office. he was going to campaign for appeal of that amendment. he thought the american people should be able to vote for anyone wanted to vote for. it is very difficult to imagine after eight years of office -- we've used up our presidents. that is why this string of two- term presidents is really so unusual. we have a string of one-term pr
on election day is such that they don't need to the way that bill clinton did losing conservative voters, particularly swing voters anymore, because they have a new coalition and that's driving the president to say, look, we can satisfy these long-term pentup liberal demands and you see that as true? >> i would argue that that analysis is probably the best way of looking at this president and understanding what he's doing. democratic presidents in the past, you've looked at bill clinton, they understood and they believed there was a real benefit to being somewhat in the middle, centrist and working with republicans and getting things done and getting that vast bipartisan approval quotient. and this president hasn't done that, but he believes he has what it takes to have the democrats in office with a liberal majority and that brings up a huge question how sincere he is over the next two years about some of the item agenda, agenda items he's put forward like immigration, or whether this is about taking issues making republicans look like they're disunited and unable to govern and route th
. we saw that before with newt gingrich and bill clinton. and in clinton's second term, they did actually get stuff done. they worked it out between them. but does the president have that kind of relationship with john boehner, say, where we can feel optimistic that they're going to have a very different kind of relationship but can actually be more effective? >> i think there's a different kind of dynamic that speaker boehner has to deal with. i don't know him personally, but his reputation is that he can get deals done, but then he has to sell them in a caucus, some whom, a minority, but a vocal minority of whom are very rigid indeed. so i think the speaker has an opportunity to show his more magnanimous leadership and to lead the whole of the house, and not just his caucus. and as he does that, i think his relationship, not just with the president, but with the general public will improve, and i hope it does. >> one of the issues he's going to face is gun crime, gun control, gun violence, generally. he's been generally audacious in terms of the proposals he's put forward. ther
. we will ask the congressman worked with bill clinton a democrat and now working with barack obama a democrat. go to my website mikehuckabee.com. tell me what you think on the leaf feed back . sign up for my facebook and follow me on twitter. you >> we are back with the congressman. matt, back to you. you served with bill clinton 20 years and now with barack obama; tell me the difference. >> governor, i sat through a government shut down with president clinton and impeachment which i voted for and all kines of fights between us and the president and i never thought in my wildest dreams that i would say this, but after four years of barack obama i am nostalgic for bill clinon. >> i have heard a lot of the republicanns say who were in the congress at that time bill clinton understood the art of the governing, congressman stockman, your perspective. you have been there. >> he's treating us like a college professor in the classroom. he lectures and not engaging us . stands back and we submitting the term paper and he puts we don't want it . we guess at what he wants and he doesn't enga
. this comes as former president bill clinton at a private meeting was warning fellow democrats about dismissing progun arguments. he said that could be very counter productive for democrats. interesting mix here. byron york joins me now. chief political correspondent for the washington examiner. good to have you with us. >> good morning, mar that are. >> an interesting comparison. if you less ton what the president has been -- if you you listen to what the president has been saying lately he has been really putting gun owners on the defense eastbound. when you look at the numbers the nra in the country is more popular than the president right now. >> sure is. i think it is important to remember in these fights between the two that people have been members of the nra and supporters of the nra for longer than barack obama has been a politician, much less the president. and i should say also that in this fox news poll people had a more favorable impression of the nra not only than president obama but also the democratic or republican parties. there s a pretty deep reservoir of goodwill
for bill clinton, would work on the major speeches up to the last minute. i understand that president obama has some of those tendencies as well. this is such a big moment for the president that he has to make sure he fine tunes it. it is his voice. speech writers can give him a great draft but i think at this moment he's putting his final touches on it himself. host: we've been talking this morning about second inaugural addresses and a lot of references to lincoln's second saturday much more famous than his first address but that is the exception. guest: i suppose it is. there aren't a lot of inaugural addresses out there. but lincoln's definitely stands out. i'm trying to think offhand whose president's second inaugural address resinated more than the first. possibly my president, george bush. because it was such a different picture at the second term than at the beginning of his first. host: both of you bush, 43, president blin's second inaugural address was longer than the first. guest: yes, we had quite a challenge with president clinton. as most people know, he tends to like to speak
in contrast to a bill clinton or some of others. but even the president who is come in with very high ratings usually tend to plun nj the second term. twigt eisenhower, one of the most popular presidents ever in american history, by 1957 late and 15958, his ratings were down to about 40%, which was very low in those days. in a way it's an index to the fact the second term president is doing well because you want to see him spending political capital. if he leaves really popular, it may mean he hasn't done enough. >> since world war ii only presidents reagan and clinton went up in popularity? >> indeed. >> a hard act to follow and statistically you're not looking at necessarily more popularity. >> absolutely. >> people come in for a second term and think, okay, now i can relax, i don't have to campaign anymore and i can go do my business. the problem is they are focused on their legacy and things always go wrong in the second term. always, always, always. there's not a president you can mention. they have to sort of stay stay on their toes. they can't relax and just say this is my second term,
for a trillion dollars. we will ask the congressman worked with bill clinton a democrat and now working with barack obama a democrat. go to my website mikehuckabee.com. tell me what you think on the leaf feed back . sign up for my facebook and follow me on twitter. you can find the link to that and more at mikehuckabee.com. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping sometimes life can be well, a little uncomfortable. but when it's hard or hurts to go to the bathroom, there's dulcolax stool softener. dulcolax stool softener doesn't make you go, it just makes it easier to go. dulcolax stool softener. make yourself comfortable. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose a
was held for former president bill clinton. at today's service, the congregation reportedly saying happy birthday to the first lady, who turned 49 on thursday. metro is getting ready for the anticipated crowds tomorrow. it will have more officers on patrol. 150 officers across the country signed official papers. it will help metros transit police force with crowd management and security. getting around the district tomorrow will be challenging. a number of changes will go into effect. the memorial bridge will be the only bridge closed to vehicles. taking a cab will be a bit more expensive. the d.c. taxi commission authorized a $1 fee hike for each additional passenger that gets in tomorrow from 4:00 a.m. until midnight. we will have all the road closures and metro changes the will be in effect on our web site wjla.com. before you head out the door for the ceremony, the parade, or one of the balls, you will want to know how to dress. >> after the treat we had today with temperatures in the lower 60's, big changes are on the way. inauguration day forecast from the belfort furniture weather
as petraeus is enough to team public and what we got rid george washington? bill clinton is not the first and the worst. and there, done that, a long history of it. it pains me to say even abraham lincoln visited a. say it isn't so, but it happened. the details on matters itchy. there's not a lot of letters written about this, but lincoln's best friend was joshua speed and speed was perhaps as dashing and from unlucky with the ladies as lincoln was homely and awkward unlucky in romance. they always called one another by their last names. speed, lincoln. speed and that is linking his door and didn't have a place to stay, so what can let speed stay upstairs at the general store. during the friendship, speakers using services of a professional woman. you imagine lincoln upstairs with a pillow over his head trying to mind his own business as speed is doing his business. he basically says that after the woman. it's been too long. on the abraham lincoln would do this. it appears i cannot speak for a letter of introduction. with a professional women. i don't mean agriculture appeared as an occup
to bill clinton, george bush. and that is, obama fatigues. three years from now, people will be writing columns about obama fatigue, just as they did about clinton fatigue and bush fatigue and reagan fatigue. franklin roosevelt only gave 30 fireside chats in 12 years. he understood instinctively the dangers of overexposure. he also controlled the media to an extent that modern presidents could not hope to. host: looking back, fdr broke the unwritten code of serving more than two terms. he was elected to four terms. in today's modern age, could we have more than two terms for any president? guest: great question. >> you worked for ronald reagan. if his health was better, of course, would he have run for a third term? guest: i doubt it. he talked about it after he left office. he was going to campaign for appeal of that amendment. he thought the american people should be able to vote for anyone wanted to vote for. it is very difficult to imagine after eight years of office -- we've used up our presidents. that is why this string of two- term presidents is really so unusual. we have a stri
of where george w. bush was in 2005 but seven points behind bill clinton. >> ronald reagan had the same rating as bill clinton at 62% and richard nixon was down to 51% in 1973. both lyndon johnson and dwight eisenhower topped everyone here, they reached the low 70s. they were at 71% and 73% respentively. >> that's pretty impressive. >> those numbers would never exit tod exist today. >>> thousands of people are starting to descend this morning. >> never too early to get ready. this morning, though, we'll look past the oath of office to the next four years. the issues, the plans, the prospects. as joe johns reports, some of the most notorious scandals also happened in the second term. >> reporter: president obama has high hopes for the next four years. >> i intend to carry out the agenda that i campaigned on. >> reporter: if he wants to reach that goal, history says a second-term president has got to move fast. >> power does seep away from the presidency very quickly in the second term. >> second term presidents and their congresses have two different clocks and the president's clock is n
model for him would be bill clinton's inaugural address, or ronald reagan's second inaugural. both of those were similar kinds of political environments. congress was in the hands of the other party. or one house was, at least. and each of them was very gracious towards the other party. reached out, said things about the goodwill of the other party. >> the difference there is reagan could look back and talk about how the republicans worked with democrats to fix social security, bill clinton could look back and talk about the deficit reduction plan. other things they had done a little bit together. it's harder for president obama to do that because there's been so much polarization. >> polarization has been on both sides. it would be a good step for the president, i actually don't expect him to take it. to try to put that behind, to have at least a rhetorical frame for being more enveloping. obviously in the last few days, last week or so, he hasn't taken that tact. he's, he had his press conference about a week ago. he's had some, they've floated some stories about how they're goin
, george bush raised it 7 times, bill clinton raised it 8 times. so, you know, both sides do it so it must be okay, and from the perspective of fair and balanced, it has to stop no matter who is president. we go through the same cycle, we raise the debt limit, spend more,en go out and borrow more, and raise the debt limit again and it looks like it's unstoppable, but this is the check and balance of how t govern our society. we can't afford the bills we have now to pay. someone has to say, no, spend what you have and let's move on. >> brenda: you know, it doesn't really mean anything. why not get rid of it. it's been used for political hay, both parties have made political hay out of it. >> that's right, every 18 months we're going through an economic crisis and here we have another one brewing regarding the debt ceiling. let's get rid of it. i'm all for smaller government, but this economy rig now, guys, still remains fragile and you can't have the american consumer having to worry about going through all the rigamarole in washington all over agn, and that hits consumer reading and we don
fathering a child with one of one of his workers, he is back to making movies and bill clinton for misleading the people admitting encounters with monica lewinsky. propping ocratic party making appearances and making millions. so what about lance armstrong? is it rosie for him now? >> he moved he was a sociopath and i looked up cheating in the dictionary and i wasn't. hats off to oprah, that was a good tough interview, boom, boom boom, yes or no. exactly armstrong clearly wasn't ready. >> i think lance armstrong has exceeded by date. it was so obvious what he had done and
and stand power at the point of a gun. i remember being up there on -- when bill clinton was sworn in as president. jerry lewis, veteran republican congressman from california there was and he was in the happiest mood. i said, you know, what are you so happy about today? you -- the president other other party won the election. he said, look, this is a great moment. this is america. this is what we are about. this is something to celebrate. i think he's right. >> we are being told that the president has entered the blue room. his family entered momes before. as soon as we all get the shot of the blue room, simultaneously, we will bring that to you. the president will be using the robinson family bible to swear on today. that was a gift from the first lady's father to his own mother -- his mother was the first african-american manager of a moody bible. and he will use that, and tomorrow, the bible that abraham lincoln used on his inauguration and one used by martin luther king. there you have it, a shot of the blue room, aptly named. >> this is a look inside the white house with chie
speechwriter for bill clinton, john mcconnell, a former speechwriter for president bush. we will continue for a few minutes. we have a live view of the north portico entrance of the white house. we are told in a few minutes we will have a scene inside the blue room where the president will be taking the oath of office. by the way, were marking the third time he had to -- marked the third time he has added to the oath of office because of the two over the first time. what do you think is going on there today as they prepare for this tomorrow? >> they are probably trying to wrest up. i bet there will be two run throughs of the address, very few changes, at this point. >> was a necessary for him to come back to the white house and do over the oath of office? >> it was semantics to say that he was the newly inaugurated. >> press secretary robert gibbs said in the abundance of caution, no question that he had taken the oath, as constituted by the concept -- constitution. >> as piquancy, what happened during the presidency, everything from his birth, whether or not he was a socialist, everythin
to be televised was harry truman and the first streams in the internets was bill clinton's second. lincoln's parade was the first to include african-americans acknowledged wilson's was the first to include women. bad weather moved some indoors. grants touched it out in 16 degrees and jack kennedy in 20 degrees without an overcoat. f.d.r.'s inauguration was the first held in january after a constitutional amendment moved the date up from march. finally more people witnessed brom's first than any other event ever held in washington. >> wow, i love that stuff. chris: thanks to our producer for that great, great great product there. anyway, you had something to add. >> my colleague, aleash yarks pointed out that obama will be the first president since f.d.r. to take the oath of office four times. he flubbed the first one and had to redo it. this time because it falls on a sunday he'll do it privately on sunday and then redo it on monday. chris: when we come back, only one other guy. in the first term the obama family was close to perfect. no mistakes. >> they don't want to sneand much time wit
vehicle throughout his term. bill clinton was the last to use the taxation plates. dc lawmakers say the white house' decision is mostly symbolic, since many people across the country don't realize dc does not have a vote in congress. >>> and now with more perspective on the presidential inauguration, with american university professor dr. allen lichtman, as we are awaiting, of course, the swearing-in of vice president joe biden, you and i were talking about the vice presidential swearing in, usually don't really make much history. >> that's right. it was franklin roosevelt's vice president who said the vice president see is not worth a warm bucket of spit. >> can we say that on a sunday morning show! i think we can. >> the vice president see has actually become more important in recent years than it was back in the years of franklin roosevelt. probably the most influential vice president in all of american history was george w. bush's vice president, dick cheney. >> okay. we're going to go right now to the swearing-in of vice president joe biden. we saw a little cut-in there briefly
that happened was with bill clinton. we will share with you some thoughts by jerry is joining us from detroit on the democrats' line, good morning. caller: what makes this inauguration so much more significant that it is taking place on martin luther king jr. birthday. dr. king was certainly a hero of mine and certainly to president obama. and certainly to anyone who believes in equality and social justice. host: on the republican line, steve is joining us from virginia, good morning. caller: is important to look at what has been accomplished in the first four years. the values the -- the value of united states dollar has been reduced by 50% and the value of gold has gone up. everybody on welfare has half as much money to use and all the contributors have golden safety deposit boxes. the rich got richer, and the poor have gotten poorer, let's hope the second term as a little bit more appropriate. host: thanks for the call. from "the national journal "-- the richard nixon inaugurals parade a pesticide to get rid of pigeons. calvin coolidge was sworn in by his own father and ulysses s. grant wa
with an approval rating of 55 points ahead, but seven points behind bill clinton, who was up to 62% in 1997. with that kind of support, does he still need to reach out to the rest of the country? >> he absolutely does. he has four years of governing ahead of him and he has a legacy to build. these next four years are incredibly important for what barack obama, president obama is going to stand for in history. i agree with maria, it has to be about unity. tomorrow is a day for lofty rhetoric. not a day for details or policy specifics. it's a day to bring us together to make us all feel american and celebrate democracy. you know what i think he's going to try to be? memorable. very few memorable state of the inaugural addresses. i think he is going to shoot for that memory tomorrow. >> a lot of democrats in town and a lot of the parties today, tomorrow, will be democrats. what do you do if you're a republican this weekend? what is the right way to behave today, tomorrow and then going forward, do you think? >> watch it on tv and eat ice cream. >> eat bonbons on the couch. >> dump your thumb i
tyson did not like some of bill clinton's policies when he was governor the first time around because he was making some reforms around trucking, the trucking industry. and, of course, if you're a big poultry player, you're trucking a lot of chickens. and so bill clinton got punished. he didn't get elected to be governor when he ran again x then he reformed -- and then he reformed as far as tyson was concerned. so he has had the support of tyson ever since then. so when the clinton administration came into office, they facilitated the first stage of privatizing meat inspection which we have been living with ever since and which now the obama administration is trying to take a step further. the clinton administration privatized it in the processing, you know, meat -- animals are slaughtered, and then they're sent to another step where they're cut up and processed and packaged. so in the processing there's been this privatized system that we've done a lot of work showing how dangerous it is at food and water watch. now the obama administration wants to increase this program especially for
had the privilege to sing a duet with president bill clinton. >> good evening, ladies and gentleman, and good evening to you, mister bill clinton. >> i was standing on stage together with a choir of 40 jewish and 40 arab children preparing to sing "imagine" and president clinton was just going off stage and then i asked him... i would like to invite you to sing with me. ( applause ) he agreed, he said yes. and we all would like to dedicate it to you all with love and hope. imagine. ♪ imagine there's no heaven ♪ it's easy if you try no hell below us ♪ above us only sky imagine all the people ♪ living for today imagine there's no countries ♪ it isn't hard to do nothing to kill or die for ♪ and no religion too imagine all the people ♪ living life in peace you may say that i'm a dreamer ♪ but i'm not the only one i hope someday you'll join us ♪ and the world will be as one imagine no possessions ♪ i wonder if you can no need for greed or hunger ♪ a brotherhood of man imagine all the people ♪ sharing all the world you may say that i'm a dreamer (hebrew) i hope s
's go back a few administrations for context. bill clinton started his second term, enjoyed the highest recent number of people who felt the country was in good shape on inauguration day. >> all right. let's get to gloria borger. i was writing down those numbers. john avlon and david gergen are also here. that's an interesting set of numbers. i would look at 49 in terms of approval, things like that, six, eight months ago as a big improvement. >> it is. and his personal likability is still over 61%. but what i'm looking at is the country's expectations. when president obama was first inaugurated, he became -- and a lot of his staffers will tell you this -- sort of a victim of the high expectations that the public had for him. now the expectations are kind of lower, so the folks in the administration are saying, well, if the expectations are lower, maybe we can overperform a little instead of underperforming like people thought we did last time around. so they're kind of looking for the glass half full part of this. equation. >> one of the things going on beneath numbers indicates a sort
the elephant in the room, which is bill clinton. what does bill clinton want? >> he wants her to run. >> he does want her to run. he wants her to run. and remember when he ran and said you get two for one, people didn't like that, well now if she runs she says -- >> i -- i think it's a reasonable certainty. i think he may even consider converting to buddhism so he can be reincarnated so he can be president and run again. he adores her and thinks she would be a xwrr president to anybody else around. >> he has changed and become very steady around her. she has not once stepped on her shadow as secretary of state. everybody thought he would collide with her. he wants her to do good. >> he stepped on her during her campaign. didn't do it now. >> not as secretary of state. >> right. >> a lot of folks will be wondering about michele obama and what she will be wearing to the inaugural balls tomorrow night and whatever she wears will be worth millions of dollars to the fashion industry. we'll talk about that coming up. we'll show you some of the country's hottest music stars from katy perry to ushe
caught. seems like he is doing this interview as part of dish. neil: wasn't that bill clinton strategy? he was only sorry he got caught. only found he was sorry when they found out a dress and felt back to take back the remark that i never had sex with that woman. so he had to pull back. what about here? why would bill clinton get a pass and not this guy? >> i think what lance armstrong, also i think a lot of people think he is doing this because he wants to lick that lifetime ban. neil: bingo. bingo. there is a reason. there's a reason. opportunistic reason. >> i think exactly, people see there's a reason that he is doing this. they don't see he is really poll getic. he wasn't teary-eyed in interview last night. didn't seem like he was doing it because he felt bad. neil: kim, you're not saying that a guy has to cry in order to get you over to their side? >> no. but, you know, a little emotion may have been nicer i think people might have been expecting that. neil: i don't believe in emotion, kim. all right. >> mostly hearing people say, now, they're even wondering if his whole livestr
the clinton administration after the u.s. joined the wpa, but the very controversial farm bill passed. that is the legislation to completely get away with the remaining new deal protections. it deregulated what was our to begun in the 1950s, except all government intervention had eliminated all of the final vestiges of the programs like the grain reserve in the most immediate result after that bill passed, you might remember it, it was called freedom to farm. farmers quickly started calling it their bill. it was the dramatic increase in the production of commodities. because all of the programs that have kept them out of production were now being planned and so by 1999, the price of corn was 50% above 1996 levels. i'm sorry, 50% below 1996 levels. and corn was down 41%. farmers were in economic distress. it was all sorts of pressure on congress to do something. food industry lobbying meant that the policymakers reinstated some supply management and instead congress used taxpayer money to keep farmers afloat so they wouldn't be putting pressure in rural areas on the members of congress
indoors. bill clinton ushering more than just a second term. the first to be carried on that thing called the internet. and on monday, president obama with the first lady by his side again, after already making history four years ago. in front of 2 million spectators. so much fun. our special report on the swearing-in just before noon tomorrow. i'll see you from washington with a special edition tomorrow night. and we'll all see you here on monday. good night. >>> next on abc7 news at 6:00, a deadly shooting shuts down a bart station in san lee an dough. excitement grows for 49ers fans. mike shumann is live in atlanta. >>> a high surf advisory and a big scare for surfers in san francisco today. abc7 news at 6:00 starts now. >> ama: good evening, i'm ama daetz. we begin with breaking news. a water main break has flooded part of foothill boulevard in san leandro. we're live with the details. reporter: it's quite a mess out here. in fact, take a look at this. this is not a river. this is actually foothill boulevard. northbound lanes were shut down for an hour between carolyn and manchester d
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